Hurricane Florence Produces Wind Gusts Near 100 miles per hour in Eastern North Carolina

People walk along the beach as they await the arrival of Hurricane Florence

People walk along the beach as they await the arrival of Hurricane Florence

"Catastrophic effects will be felt". "But they may not be that much different in terms of wind speed", said Luettich.

"It's going to coming roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say 'I'm not sure I really want to do this and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland, '" said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground. Hurricane Florence was more recently downgraded to a Category 2 storm.

"Some say North Carolina is getting a break, but we are on the wrong side of this story", he said.

"The Detention Center can withstand sustained winds up to 155 miles per hour", Roger Antonio, a spokesperson for the Charleston County sheriff's office, told Buzzfeed.

"It's cumulative damage", Myers said. "There are approximately 800 line workers and tree personnel actively engaged in storm response preparations". It is an enormous storm, and it's moving slowly.

A camera at the Frying Pan Tower located 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina has been livestreaming a view of the Atlantic Ocean since May, and is powering through the storm to dutifully record an American flag over the rising waves.

About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders and millions of others live in areas likely to be affected by what officials called a "once in a lifetime" storm.

Up to 40 inches of rain could fall in North Carolina.

More than 1 million people had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia and thousands have moved to emergency shelters.

"Even the rescuers can not stay there", he said.

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In Carolina Beach, North Carolina, authorities have stopped allowing traffic to the island via the only bridge between the island and the mainland.

Mayor Joe Benson said the storm will batter the oceanside town through two high-tide periods.

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is a local humanitarian organization based in North Carolina that partners with local charities that support the community - and is still ranked as a highly-rated charity now providing aid to the Carolinas ahead of Florence. Sand dunes gone storm surge 4' into house knocking down walls first floor.

Susan Faulkenberry Panousis has stayed in her Bald Head Island, North Carolina home during prior hurricanes, but not this time. "And the vast majority of the time they are OK", she said.

"I have no generator", said Petra Langston, a nurse.

With the hurricane beginning to batter North Carolina, the state's Governor has asked US President Donald Trump for another federal disaster declaration beyond what he declared earlier this week. If you didn't know all those things, the picture of Florence taken from space would still fill you with foreboding.

"Watch out, America! #HurricaneFlorence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the @Space_Station, 400 km directly above the eye", German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted.

Like Isaac, Tropical Storm Joyce is packing maximum winds of about 65 km/h. Hurricane Helene is veering toward Europe. Here's why this storm threatens not only the coast but millions of people inland.

Before that, however, it was Tropical Storm Olivia, a system that was expected to bring pounding rains and flooding to Oahu and Maui.

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